A tile - entirely hand made and painted, constitutes an example of the original Lowicz ceramics combining traditional folk motifs with a modern design. The square tile is covered with a colorful Lowicz pattern. In its central part, there is a cock on the contrasting background, which makes an extraordinary color effect.
Manufacturing of this sort of craft is a labour – intensive and multi-stage process: starting from drying of several days, treatment during the drying process – making a rite of a pattern, through a twofold firing and a meticulous painting with colorful glaze. The bisque firing – a technique applied to manufacturing of this sort of ceramics takes from 9 – 10 hours under the temperature of 920 degrees Celsius.
The tile will be a beautiful kitchen decoration, it can also be hung, as it is equipped with two wholes that help with fixing it to a wall. In this case it can be a hanger for kitchen textiles, i.e. serviettes or aprons.
Presented ceramics is recommended for a birthday gift or a souvenir from Poland of original Polish handicraft.
Lowicz ceramics represents an artistic handicraft – colorful like the entire Lowicz folklore, which expresses itself by extraordinary patterns. Manufacturing of this sort of craft is a multistage and labour-intensive process. It starts from making a project, next comes shaping in clay, slow drying takes even up to 7 days, as quick drying may cause deformation and breaking. Treatment during drying and in the course of drying comes next and then the first firing in an electric stove. After drying stage, a ceramics is being painted. In order to obtain colorful, and not overrun stripes, characteristic for Lowicz folklore, one needs much precision, facility and attention. The last stage is the second firing of already painted ceramics. This is how an authentic Polish ceramics comes into being, which will constitute an original gift for a foreigner, a souvenir from Poland or a wedding gift.
Mrs. Dębska is the artist of this unique craft – Lowicz ceramics. The craft she makes is pure, from the bottom of heart folk art, but in a slightly modern style. Mrs. Dębska’s ceramics is an example of original Lowicz handicraft, which pleases not only the Poles but also more often foreigners.
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